Shortening the Length of In-Hosital Training is Associated with Increased Readmissions for Children Requiring Chronic Mechanical Ventilation Public
Introduction: Children with severe pulmonary or neurologic disorders may require chronic
mechanical ventilation, and undertaking this at home, is both cost effective and preferable
from many perspectives. Paramount to the success of this process is appropriate caregiver
training.We recently changed our practice to decrease rehabilitation in-hospital educational
training from 6 weeks to 4 weeks, and then assessed the effect of this change on early
hospital and emergency department re-admission rates.
Last modified: 2014-09-10